A Drupal site audit is a process to establish a clear baseline about what how your Drupal website is built and configured and how it functions. The site audit provides the foundation for knowing what is required to get your site to meet its business objectives.
Unless a site is exceptionally well-documented, the audit is necessary before additional work is done to the site by a developer other than the one that built it. This avoids creating new problems on top of any that may already exist.
You might require a site audit for one or more of the following reasons:
Duo Consulting has been creating enterprise-level sites in Drupal since 2007. We’ve worked with hundreds of modules and clearly identified best practices for developing and theming in Drupal.
Over a decade’s worth of experience with other Content Management Systems, including expertise in third-party system integration with multiple source databases, helps us bring both a breadth and depth of experience to our work that few other Drupal shops can match.
"We have very much enjoyed working with Duo and are appreciative of the services you have provided. Thank you again for the audit." -- Donovan DeJong, Webmaster, Augustana College
In order to conduct a site audit, Duo Consulting will need a copy of the code, as well as a copy of the production database. If there is documentation available that describes how the site is intended to function, that can often speed the process of the audit. If there are third-party applications or databases that the site uses, we may need to work with you to establish test areas for those as well.
Each audit client arrives with a clear end-point in mind. Our goal is to find out where your site is presently at so we all can understand what is required - in time, budget, skill sets and effort - to get you to your end-point. At the completion of the audit you are free to move forward independent of Duo. While we would like to continue a relationship, nothing obligates you to us.
As a first step, Duo Consulting will establish a version of your site in our own development environment so that we can safely test changes in configurations. We will not conduct an audit on a live production site. Nothing interrupts your existing production site’s performance and nothing will be changed in the current configuration of what you presently have.
At the end of the site audit, Duo Consulting will provide you with documentation encompassing the following:
In addition, Duo provides you with a clear roadmap of what you should do next:
We have completed audits for a number of clients. References can be provided upon request.
Duo Consulting conducts Drupal site audits for a flat fee of $6,000. We will calendar the project with you. But the work is typically completed within two weeks of the time we start.